Alzheimer's Disease Takes Away Our Loved Ones Before They Are Gone

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Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease. For most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear after age 60; however there is no specific age that a person can get the disease. If you are between the ages of 30 and 50, the disease is called Younger on-set Alzheimer’s.
The early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are loss of memory, problems with doing daily living tasks, and sometimes it will affect language. A person can become disoriented to places, people, and time. Many people with Alzheimer’s will
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Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease. For most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear after age 60; however there is no specific age that a person can get the disease. If you are between the ages of 30 and 50, the disease is called Younger on-set Alzheimer’s.
The early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are loss of memory, problems with doing daily living tasks, and sometimes it will affect language. A person can become disoriented to places, people, and time. Many people with Alzheimer’s will know a person one minute and the next minute they have no idea who you are; this will start to happen in the moderate and severe stages of the disease. Confusion is a huge part of life for the Alzheimer’s patient in all stages of the disease. There are many articles in the news paper/news about the Alzheimer’s patient getting lost. Alzheimer’s disease causes erratic behavior, and you will lose your body functions eventually. Alzheimer’s kills the brain cells thus leaving the person a vegetable, and eventually they will die due to lack of brain function.
I work in Home Healthcare, and some of my clients have had Alzheimer’s disease. I have noticed that every patient is different, no matter the age. Two people that are the same age could

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